Keiko Masumoto "motif/vessel"

Dates: 1 - 30 November 2012
Private View: 1 November 6:00-7:00pm (RSVP needed)
Opening Party: 1 November 7:00pm-9:00pm

Tue to Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat & Sun 12:00 - 17:00

The challenge of 'breaking the master and disciple relationship between vessel and its motif' lets the motif to extend out of the frame of vessel. Her style of work is full of humour and displays a wonderful sense of energy as a young artist, her works do not limit themselves from the world of ceramics and interestingly appeal as installation work too. As well as ideas, there are comprehensive techniques of Japanese pottery that engages all kind of audiences. This exhibition will feature approximately 20 pieces of Masumoto's new work including a powerful installation, which consists of a vessel with a flock of geese extending from it.

Artists: Keiko Masumoto (b.1982; Hyogo, Japan)

After completing both undergraduate and graduate ceramic programs at Kyoto City University in 2007, Masumoto was an instructor at ceramic studio Fumosha in Kyoto for three years. From 2010 she has been an artist-in-residence at the University of Arts (Philadelphia, USA).

Grand prix at Tokyo Wonder Wall (sponsored by Tokyo metropolitan government)
Curator's choice award at Kyoten (sponsored by Kyoto City)
Runner-up Prize at the Tokyo Midtown Award Art Competition

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